8.08.2011

In the orchard...

apples
farmhouse orchard
We had an interesting first weekend at the farmhouse. PRH and the kids spent the dry part of it picking tiny, semi-ripe apples from the apple trees in our yard. If you're looking at the aerial view, there's an orchard to the bottom left of the house. There are also several other types of apple and pear trees dotted throughout the property, including an overgrown orchard in the top left corner of the property. Our new neighbor, whom we met last week after his 75-year-old father accidentally took out our mailbox with a piece of farming equipment, said that the previous owners had purchased this place in the 1970's as a retirement house. He said that they were really interested in gardening and loved to be outside tinkering around the property...we can see why. We spent our weekend tinkering and, minus a major furniture set-back in the form of a ruined couch, we loved every minute. Furniture is being shuffled and the interior is starting to gel, which is a good thing because PRH goes back to school really soon. I'm not-so-secretly wishing he'd just stay home and pick apples with us.

apples
farmhouse orchard

5 comments:

mayaluna said...

I'm so excited for all of you and love following your adventure! That clothesline of your looks just like the one that came with our old farmhouse. I think your going to enjoy it just as much as I have mine. There are several rows of line and I can fit a couple of loads of laundry on it at once. Enjoy your apples!

Wolfie and the Sneak said...

oh what a dream! i hope the fight to get the house is already a distant memory (yeah, i know, thanks for the reminder!!) what a beautiful place for your family, though!

Chrysalis said...

Reading your farmhouse adventures takes me back to those days of discovery when we first moved into our 200 year old fixer-upper. Even though I have no desire to do another old house renovation, an old farm will spoil you for ever living anywhere else again. Live in town? Forget it- give me an old farm any day. I'm excited for you but would encourage you to take a few days (weeks?) off every now and then. We burned ourselves to a crisp working on our house and ended up doing nothing for about 3 years once our daughter was born. However, she wan an accomplished drywall finisher at age four! Do find out as much as you can about your home and if you find pictures- bonus! Have fun and enjoy adding to the history of your home.

Mrsink said...

That looks amazing! I bet you all are tired and happy and excited to keep settling into your new farmhouse. It's looking great!

sécia said...

Very nice. We had the pleasant surprise of finding out we had key lime, lemon, grapefruit and mandarin trees when we moved in. I love picking fresh fruit.

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